Using the Symfony
full-stack framework

$ composer create-project symfony/framework-standard-edition path/
$ composer create-project symfony/framework-standard-edition path/ "2.3.*"

What is Composer and how to install it

Composer is the package manager used by modern PHP applications and the recommended way to install Symfony2.

Install Composer on Linux and Mac OS X

Execute the two following commands:

$ curl -sS | php
$ sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
Install Composer on Windows

Download the installer from

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Using the Symfony

Symfony framework is built on top of a set of decoupled and reusable PHP components called Symfony Components. They are becoming the standard foundation on which the best PHP applications are built on. You can use any of these components on your own applications independently from the framework.

Adding a Symfony Component to your application:

$ composer require

Download legacy releases

Download symfony 1.x for your legacy projects and applications.